Fox News Retains Kucinich as ContributorFormer Ohio Congressman Will Provide Commentary for Fox Business Network 1/16/2013 5:33 PM Eastern
Fox News Channel has signed former two-time presidential candidate and Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D.-Ohio) to a multiyear deal as a contributor.
Kucinich will provide analysis and commentary across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming, as well as on Fox Business Network. He will make his debut in the new role on The O’Reilly Factor on Jan. 17 at 8 p.m.
Kucinich represented Ohio’s 10th congressional district from 1997 to January 2013. Furthermore, he served as Subcommittee Chairman on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as being a ranking member, and was also on the Education and the Workforce Committee. Additionally, Kucinich was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the President of the United States in both 2004 and 2008. Prior to serving in Congress, he was an Ohio State Senator for two years. He also ran his own marketing and communications firm, K Communications, from 1988 to 1994 while he took time off from serving in office.
“I’ve always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich’s fearlessness and thoughtfulness about important issues,” said Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in announcing the hire. “His willingness to take a stand from his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate.”
Noted Kucinich: “Through 16 years in Congress and two presidential campaigns, Fox News has always provided me with an opportunity to share my perspective with its enormous viewership. I look forward to a continuation of our relationship this time as a Fox News contributor.”